Monday, December 29, 2008
IF IT ENDS WITH - "AND THEN YOU CAN KILL THE BABY", IT IS BAD LAW!!!!!
Brian Rohrbough 'Institute On The Constitution's' Speaker on January 9 in 'First Friday' Lecture
Contact: John Lofton, Institute On The Constitution, 410-760-8885, JLof@aol.com
MEDIA ADVISORY, Dec. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- Brian Rohrbough, President of the Colorado-based "American Right to Life," will speak in Pasadena, Maryland, on January 9, 2009, at 7 pm, at an event sponsored by "Institute On The Constitution." The title of Brian's talk is: "The Pro-Life Industry Vs. The Pro-Life Ministry - Strategy Vs. Morality." As with past lectures, this one will be held at 8028 Ritchie Highway, Suite 315, Pasadena, Maryland 21122. Doors open at 6:30 PM; the lecture will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. The event is free but because of limited space please RSVP to 866-730-9796. Refreshments will be provided.
Brian became active in the pro-life movement after his son Daniel was murdered at Columbine High School. Through his unrelenting years of investigation, he found an undeniable link between Columbine and our "culture of death" - a culture which has its roots in the secular humanist teachings of Darwinism promoted by our Godless, government-run education system. When "survival of the fittest" and "natural selection" became the official policy of our government, Brian says, the legalized murder of innocent children through abortion became acceptable in the eyes of man.
"American Right to Life" is a no-compromise, no-exceptions organization dedicated to ending abortion by recognizing the God given right to life and establishing the personhood of every human being beginning at the very moment that biological life begins. "A.R.L." opposes every "pro-life" initiative or legislation that compromises God's enduring command "Do Not Murder". If a law ends with "and then you can kill the baby" it is a bad law, Brian says.
The "Institute on the Constitution (IOTC)" is an educational effort sponsored by the Law Office of Peroutka and Peroutka of Pasadena, Maryland. It is neither an instrument of, nor an advocate for, any particular political party. Rather, it advocates the restoration of our Constitutional Republic by offering classes, lectures, and products designed to re-acquaint the American people with our history, our heritage, and our Constitution, which is the very foundation of our Republic. You will not find smoke, mirrors, or political correctness filters at our presentations. Just real American history, the way it was, the way it ought to be taught.
If you are too busy to commit to personally attending the 12 week IOTC basic course on the Constitution, you can now take this course at your leisure in the comfort of your own home! You can take the same videos and take the same tests on your home computer for the same price as the student notebook. Log onto www.IOTConline.com to sign up to take this course. If you wish to host the course after completing the online course, call the IOTC office (1-866-730-9796.) for a $30 discount towards the purchase of your own host kit.
Contact: To schedule an interview with Brian Rohrbough, call John Lofton at 410-760-8885 or email him at JLof@aol.com.
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008
CHRISTMAS LIGHT JUNKIE!
My home sweet home on the snowy plains of Colorado never looks like this but I sure
get a grin on my face when this Christmas Light display to the tune of Amazing Grace begins.
Grand daughters must have that light thing gene going too, as their ooohs and ahhs
and laughter and squeals reveal.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night . . .
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
WOULD CAMELOT QUARTER THE CARNAGE OF ABORTION ?
Monday December 22, 2008
Caroline Kennedy Comes out with Anti-Family, Anti-Life Beliefs
By Kathleen Gilbert
NEW YORK, December 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Caroline Kennedy has gone public with her stance on the issues in response to a wave of media inquiries after Kennedy, virtually unknown in the political world, announced her interest in the New York senate seat Hillary Clinton will leave open when she becomes Secretary of State.
As was widely suspected, Kennedy emerged as firmly entrenched in favor of abortion and same-sex "marriage" in keeping with a strongly left-of center persona.
In email responses to questions from the New York Times, Kennedy's spokesman Stefan Friedman described her as supporting "full equality and marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples."
Answering the question "Would she oppose legislation that would require minors to notify a parent before obtaining an abortion?" came the response: "Caroline believes that young women facing unwanted pregnancies should have the advice of caring adults, but this should not be required by law."
On the question of late-term abortions, Kennedy was said to "support Roe v. Wade, which prohibits third-trimester abortions except when the life or health of the mother is at risk."
Kennedy told the Buffalo News that she opposes the death penalty.
A Roman Catholic, Kennedy has no public service record and largely avoided the spotlight until she joined Barack Obama's pre-election team earlier this year, and has since consistently expressed a very high opinion of the President-elect and his policies.
NARAL of New York were pleased with the possibility that Kennedy would replace Clinton, saying she was "someone who could take up the mantle that Hillary has sort of started in terms of commitment to reproductive health care."
See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Pro-Abortion Catholic Caroline Kennedy Seeking Hillary Clinton's Senate Seat
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Saturday, December 13, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
President of Woman's Campaign Forum
ONE OF 8 WOMEN TO WATCH - 100 most
HOW EMBARRASSING !
This Youtube video of a recent Bob Enyart Live radio interview with this "up and coming" pro-abort woman is staggering in how many mental gymnastics Ilana Goldman is willing to do to avoid addressing the fundamental question, "What is it"? that she advocates killing or, "Is it living"?
"The definition of life - questions people reasonably struggle with."
Can't these people dust off an embryology book once in a while??
"What is it, isn't the right question . . . ."
"What's your game here?"
Thanks BEL for exposing another Emperor has No Clothes "super
hero" our sick culture proposes young women should admire!
Sunday, December 07, 2008
YOUR "RIGHT" TO BE PUT DOWN!!
Like a Dog . . .
MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
Assisted suicide ruled 'a patient's right'
'We put animals out of their misery; we can do it for human beings'
Posted: December 06, 2008
11:45 pm Eastern
By Drew Zahn
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
A state district court judge ruled yesterday that patients have a right to doctor-assisted suicide.
Montana's First District Court Judge Dorothy McCarter, the Associated Press reports, declared in the case of Baxter et al. v. Montana that mentally competent, terminally ill Montanans may self-administer life-ending medication and that doctors who prescribe such medications need not fear criminal prosecution.
Robert Baxter, 75, a retired truck driver from Billings who suffers from lymphocytic leukemia, filed the lawsuit along with four physicians in the state's district court system on Nov. 1, 2007. They were aided in the case by the assisted suicide advocacy group Compassion & Choices, formerly known as the Hemlock Society.
"It's always been a very important thing with me," says Baxter in Compassion & Choices Magazine. "I've just watched people suffer so badly when they died, and it goes on every day. You can just see it in their eyes: 'Why am I having to go through this terrible part of my life, when we do it for animals? We put them out of their misery.'
"I just feel if we can do it for animals," Baxter said, "we can do it for human beings."
(Story continues below)
Friday, December 05, 2008
BACK INTO THE ARMS OF HER ABUSER!!
The indomitable Lila Rose, UCLA student
sleuth, is at it again and nails it with
Colorado Right to Life brought similar evidence
to Colorado AG, John Suthers' office in 2006
but were told that "nothing can be done."
Justice will prevail when citizens boldly confront evil, as Miss Rose is consistently doing.
If you care about Colorado's under age girls, let John Suthers' office know that you are disgusted with his dereliction of duty.
Hat tip: Jillstanek.com
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Mom to 4 U.S. citizens ordered to forced sterilization
10th Circuit ruling sends woman on path to Chinese fines, jail
Posted: December 02, 2008
10:46 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
Xiu Mei Wei
DENVER – A Chinese citizen who has lived in the U.S. for a decade, spending much of that time seeking asylum because of government plans in her homeland to forcibly sterilize her on her return, is being ordered to that fate by a ruling from the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
The court said it was rejecting the appeal of Xiu Mei Wei [pronounced Shoe May Way] for asylum even though previous court rulings have found a "'person who has a well founded fear that … she will be forced to undergo' an abortion or sterilization 'shall be deemed to have a well founded fear of persecution on account of political opinion.'"
Wei, speaking to WND through an interpreter today, said she faces an impossible future: returning to China for a forced sterilization and bringing with her the four children she's borne in the U.S. to a future of no schooling and no jobs.
(Story continues below)
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
SHOULDN'T NEARLY 15 YEARS RESULT IN PROGRESS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
AROUND THE GLOBE??
In the summer of 1994 The Golden Venture brought many women escaping the "One-Child" policy of communist China. The Clinton administration rejected requests for asylum for those escaping the draconian measures China takes including forced abortion, sterilization and harsh fines.
Fast forward to the story of Shiu Yon Zhou
who lingered for 5 years in an immigration facility until Christians went to bat for her and facilitated her release. Stealing 5 years from a woman for trying to escape her tyrannical government as they tried to kill her unborn child - how unjust!
Now another Chinese woman is facing deportation for her "crime" of exceeding her allotted 1 child her evil government allows. Xiu Mei Wei, is seeking prayers, mercy and kindness as she asks the Tenth Circuit Court for a review of her petition to avoid forced sterilization, should she be forced to return to China.
With the leniency we show to people south of the border, why are we so willing to send other immigrants with compliance issues back to certain persecution?
Prayers for a just resolution to Xiu's pressing dilemma!
Neither she, nor her 4 children should be forced to face a government willing to destroy her fertility, possibly incarcerate a mother of young children and oppress her family for criticizing their evil policies.
At the very least, will we ask our elected officials why such a brutal regime deserves Most Favored Nation status?
Sunday, November 30, 2008
So-called "PVS" victim, testifies against her perp!
Precisely as Terri might have done
November 27, 2008
Stepfather Is Convicted in Beating
By KATIE ZEZIMA
BOSTON — A jury in Springfield, Mass., convicted a man on Wednesday in connection with a beating that left his stepdaughter with a severe brain injury that led to an end-of-life dispute.
The stepfather, Jason Strickland, was convicted of five of the six assault and battery charges that stemmed from the September 2005 beating of the girl, Haleigh Poutre. Haleigh, then 11, was left comatose and on life support with severe brain damage.
The case drew national attention when the state sought to end life support after doctors determined that Haleigh was in a permanent vegetative state. Mr. Strickland, who had been charged, opposed the move.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court backed the state’s decision, but Haleigh soon began improving. Now 14, she lives in a rehabilitation center, where she attends school. A video played at the trial showed her pointing at letters and feeding herself.
Mr. Strickland and his wife, Holli, Haleigh’s biological aunt, were raising the girl and her sister in Westfield, Mass. Ms. Strickland died in what was apparently a murder-suicide with her grandmother days after charges were filed against the Stricklands.
The verdict came hours after the jury had asked Judge Judd Carhart if a conviction required that Mr. Strickland was present during the beating that caused the brain injury or simply aware of it, Judge Carhart’s clerk said. Judge Carhart said jurors had to believe only that Mr. Strickland knew that leaving Haleigh with his wife posed a risk of injury.
Mr. Strickland, 34, testified that he had never abused Haleigh. The girl had been treated many times for bruises and other injuries, but Mr. Strickland said he believed his wife’s claims that the injuries were self-inflicted.
A baby sitter testified that she had seen Ms. Strickland push Haleigh down the stairs and hit her with a bat, and that she had seen Mr. Strickland hit Haleigh.
Haleigh’s sister, Samantha, 12, who failed to identify Mr. Strickland in court, testified that she had seen the Stricklands push Haleigh down the stairs.
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Michelle Malkin has much more . . .
WORLD WIDE INSANITY!
""There were armed policemen hiding all around the station but none of them did anything," he said. "At one point, I ran up to them and told them to use their weapons. I said, 'Shoot them, they're sitting ducks!' but they just didn't shoot back."
More . . .
Photo by Sebastian DeSouza
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
Outrage over Planned Parenthood Christmas 'gift' cards
'It is difficult to think of a more tasteless, ghoulish thing to give anyone'
Posted: November 26, 2008
9:05 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
Planned Parenthood's "gift" certificates
Planned Parenthood, which in past years has promoted a "Choice on Earth" abortion campaigns during the Christmas season, has a new outreach, offering Christmas gift certificates to be used for abortions.
"It is difficult to think of a more tasteless, ghoulish thing to give anyone. I refuse to refer to these financial instruments as gifts as they are nothing more than a legal way to put a hit out on someone," said a participant in a forum at the online Lone Star Times, where the plan was reported.
"Planned Parenthood, this generation's King Herod, you know, the guy who ordered the mass slaughter of babies when Jesus was born," added WND columnist Jill Stanek, who also documented the plan on her blog.
(Story continues below)
Monday, November 24, 2008
Lauren Richardson -- Wrong Result
The Delaware News-Journal had more, this morning, on the settlement between the parents in the Lauren Richardson case.
The mother had originally fought to remove Lauren's life-sustaining medical treatment because "she felt bound by her promise to her daughter." She proved in a court of law with clear and convincing evidence that lauren would not have wanted that treatment.
Now she has agreed with Lauren's father to continue treating Lauren. That agreement, however, should not be sufficient to end the court's involvement here. At this point, it looks like Lauren's parents are not acting as proper substitute decision makers under the Delaware Health Care Decisions Act because they appear to be doing something to Lauren that she would not have wanted.
In short, it seems that an evidentiary hearing is required to determine exactly why the mother has changed her mind. Otherwise, the court should appoint a guardian authorized to make the decision to withdraw life support.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
HOORAH FOR HALEIGH!!
May justice prevail . . .
Never Before Seen Video of Haleigh Poutre
Story Updated: Nov 19, 2008 at 1:29 AM EST
A never before seen video gives a rare glimpse at the life of Haleigh Poutre, more than three years after she was allegedly beaten into a coma.
Poutre Family Sees Haleigh for First Time in Two Years
The courtroom fell silent for nearly half an hour as jurors were shown the first video of Haleigh as she looks and acts today.
She wears a body brace and leg casts, can not sit up or stand on her own and cannot walk without support.
"She moves her legs and pushes a walker about 20 or 30 feet," says Dr. Jeffrey Forman of the Franciscan Children's Hospital. "Her best effort might have been 100 feet."
To communicate Haleigh uses a letter board to spell out what she wants to say, and though she can speak, doctors say her words are nearly incomprehensible.
"I think that's one of the shortcomings of the video, we're not able to hear what her voice is really like," says Forman. "It would have shown just how severely her voice is effected."
Haleigh's stepfather and alleged abuser, Jason Strickland, stared blankly as the video was shown. He is accused of pushing Haleigh down the stairs of their Westfield home in September of 2005. And though the video shows the lasting effect of severe brain trauma, the jury also viewed pictures of Haleigh when she was first brought to the hospital.
The photos show injuries already starting to heal, the most gruesome of which is a large burn in the center of Haleigh's chest. Prosecutors say a heat gun was held against her skin. Each cut, burn and bruise painted a disturbing picture of alleged abuse that ultimately denied Haleigh a chance at a normal life.
"She's unable to take care of her daily needs," says Forman. "She can't go to the bathroom by herself, she needs assistance for feeding."
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Mom in China Freed Without Forced Abortion
Pregnant Mother's Case Drew International Attention and Outrage
By ANNA SCHECTER and MADDY SAUER
Nov. 18, 2008—
A six-month pregnant mother of two who faced a forced abortion by Chinese authorities has been freed and allowed to continue her pregnancy, according to Radio Free Asia. The case had attracted international attention and outrage.
Arigul Tursun was scheduled to undergo the abortion against her will as early as today because authorities said she was entitled to only two children, according to the Uyghur Human Rights Project.
"I am all right and I am home now," Tursun told RFA.
The local population control committee chief reportedly said Tursun was released because "she wasn't in good enough health to have an abortion."
Tursun had earlier escaped from the hospital where she was kept under guard. Her husband said village authorities threatened to confiscate his house and farmland if his wife wasn't found. Police later tracked her down at the home of a relative.
The case sparked outrage in the U.S. among members of Congress. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) called forced abortions a "barbaric practice" and made a personal appeal on behalf of Tursun directly to the Chinese ambassador.
"Twice Arzigul has fled and been recaptured by China's population control cadres," said Smith. "Is the Chinese government really going to forcibly abort a third-trimester baby, after the mother's desperate efforts to save her child have become a global news story? We hope and pray they will hear the mother's plea and refrain from such brutality."
Rep. Joe Pitt (R-Penn.) also called for Tursun's release. "I call on the Chinese government to immediately intervene in order to stop any forced abortion from taking place," said Pitt. "Though we know Chinese authorities regularly used forced abortions to enforce its coercive population control program, carrying out this brutal procedure with the world watching Arzigul Tursun's case would display an utter disregard for any notion of human rights by Chinese authorities."
China's One Child Policy
Tursun and her family are members of the Uyghur Muslim group based in China's western region of Xinjiang.
China's one-child policy applies mainly to the Han Chinese majority in China, but allows ethnic minorities, including Uyghurs, to have additional children, with peasants permitted to have three children and city-dwellers to have two, according to China's official news agency.
But while Tursun is a peasant, her husband is from a city so their status was unclear.
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The Best Thing Happened To End Black Genocide
The People in Darkness Will See a Great Light
Contact: Rev Clenard H. Childress Jr, 201-740-9325
WASHINGTON, November 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Now is the time to ride the wave of the Spirit of social justice and free those who have been unlawfully sentenced to die. Yes, now is the time! We can never think God has not heard the silent cries of innocent blood being shed. That cry ascends to His merciful ear day after day. November 4th, 2008 will always be remembered for the election of Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in the history of the United States. I was quickened with the understanding it will also mark the day of the greatest opportunity ever to have been handed me, as well as other Civil Rights Activists for the unborn. No, it's not what I asked for, but it's what I have been praying for since I first heard of the holocaust levied against babies in America and especially those in the African-American Community.
With the election of Barack Obama, we now have a face to put on the abortion plague and a link to the leader of the abortion industry, Planned Parenthood. Despite our efforts, in reality, the time to make this connection was clouded by the notoriety of the first black president and a failing economy. The result is: people still don't know who Barack Obama is and many are now looking deeper into the president elect's life and associations. The truth is: knowing his defeat would only minimize this exposure to America, God has now set it up for a global impact of astronomical proportions.
We have a global audience -
We as defenders of the rights of the unborn, now have a face to attach to the decimation of the Black Community and to wake up our community which has been asleep on this critical issue. You say, how? Well, if you knocked on 5,000 doors in Harlem or any other Black Community and asked the question, "who is Cecile Richards?" I guarantee you at least 4,999 would say, "I don't know!" They don't know she is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood and is leading the genocide of infants in the Black Community. If you went back and asked that same 5,000 of who Barack Obama is, I guarantee you every one of them knows that name! Now, all that is left for me and those likeminded to do, is to connect the dots and challenge individuals to look at the legacy and history of Planned Parenthood and the bond Barack Obama has with them. This will cause them to know the history of America's leading infant killer and read speeches by Barack Obama commending them on their killing. Result: guilt by association! We have never had such an important key given to us to reach the Black Community and it is up to every willing worker to contribute and support this golden opportunity.
Let me quickly quote a salient statement from Margaret Sanger in her letter to the heir of Proctor and Gamble, Clarence Gamble:
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. (Dare I say: Community organizer?) The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
The United States has elected (hired) a man who totally fits the criterion laid out by Margaret Sanger. Can you believe that? Why? If God is sovereign, and He is; and if His word is true, and it is; then He it is He who, "sets kings up and puts kings down." God decides who our rulers are going to be, good, bad or indifferent. If abortion is America's most egregious sin, and it is; and the set-time to address it has come, and it has; then we will have to make our case clear enough for the persons who are most effected to see it clearly – the African-American Community. We have it set before us as never before!
After 40 there is a shift -
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Sunday, November 16, 2008
EVIL, EVIL EMPIRE UPDATE
China orders termination for mum-to-be
November 16, 2008 12:00am
A STORM of international protest is building over a Chinese ruling that a Muslim Uighur woman who is six months pregnant must have an abortion or lose her home.
Chinese authorities have ordered Arzigul Tursun, who is 26 weeks pregnant, to abort her unborn child because she has two other children.
She is under watch at the Municipal Watergate Hospital in Yining in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, which is populated heavily with Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority. Supporters are concerned a forced abortion at such a late stage could threaten Arzigul's health.
According to the Washington-based Uyghur Human Rights Project, Arzigul and her husband, Nurmemet, fled their village when she became pregnant, but returned after officials warned their house and property would be seized if Arzigul did not have an abortion.
"We considered our two girls," said Nurmemet. "If the house and properties were taken away, how would they live? So my wife came back and went to the hospital."
US Representative Christopher Smith, a New Jersey Republican, wrote to China's ambassador to Washington, Zhou Wenzhong, last week to demand the forced abortion not be carried out.
Militant Uighurs seeking independence from China have carried out an intensified terror campaign and social tensions in the region are high.
Because of its population of 1.3 billion, China maintains a one-child-per-family rule on majority Han Chinese.
Minority urban couples may have two children, while rural farmers may have three.
Arzigul holds a rural household registration but her husband is registered in an urban area.
Local officials eventually demanded that she terminate her pregnancy.
China says its population would have risen far more if 400 million abortions had not been performed in the past three decades.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!!
This is in honor of my Uncle Tom, who was shot down over Yugoslavia during WW2.
He was a POW for months but finally returned home and served in several symphonies over the rest of his lifetime as a first violin player.
I tried to buy him a Veteran's Day card at Target
and Borders Books this year but sadly, neither had ordered any.
How dare we forget our nation's heros?
THANK YOU Applebees and Golden Corral
for remembering, with a free meal, those who selflessly served and continue to do so that we might be free!
God Bless America . . .
Monday, November 10, 2008
REFRESHING BIAS IN ASIANEWS.IT
UNITED STATES - ASIA
Obama: pro-abortion president who will harm America's blacks
by Mark Tardiff
The joy over the first black head of state must not overshadow the fact that Obama supports extremely permissive abortion laws, and is against the rights of the unborn. Abortion is diminishing black American communities. The design of Planned Parenthood has always been that of using black leaders to promote the self-destruction of their own people. Mark Tardiff, an American, is a member of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, and was a missionary in Japan.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
MIRACULOUS ANSWERS TO PRAYERS!!
Lauren’s family would like to share with you the happy news that a path of healing and restoration is now in place for Lauren.
Lauren’s situation up until now has been a court issue, but this decision has been reached as a family, united in prayer and faith.
Lauren’s family will work together to love and care for Lauren and her child, giving God the glory for placing them in our lives. God’s presence has been evident in Lauren’s situation from the time of her initial injury and we give thanks and feel that God has a purpose for what has taken place.
We thank those who have expressed concern for Lauren and have prayed for her. You will never know how much your faith and love have meant to Lauren and to us as her family. We would also ask you to continue praying for Lauren. It is our prayer that God will heal Lauren and make her a witness for Him.
We feel that Lauren’s story, in a sense, is just beginning. We will continue to share updates with you concerning Lauren’s progress.
Love and Blessings,
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
MOTHER TERESA ON ABORTION
"America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts -- a child -- as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. (a punishment?) It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign." (Mother Theresa -- "Notable and Quotable," Wall Street Journal, 2/25/94, p. A14)
"But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child - a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love, and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even his life to love us. So the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love - that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts. By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion. "
"Please don't kill the child. I want the child. Please give me the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted, and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child, and be loved by the child. From our children's home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children from abortions. These children have brought such love and joy to their adopting parents, and have grown up so full of love and joy!" February 1997 - National Prayer Breakfast in Washington attended by the President and the First Lady.
"What is taking place in America," she said, "is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another."
"Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants."
"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
Sunday, October 19, 2008
LESLEE: YOUR MEASURE IS NOT LEGALLY SOUND!
Babies whose fathers are criminal rapists, do NOT
deserve the death penalty!
Abortion ban returns to ballot in South Dakota
Oct 18, 2:32 PM (ET)
By CARSON WALKER
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Two years after South Dakotans rejected a nearly total ban on abortion, voters on Nov. 4 will decide another sweeping but less restrictive ballot measure that would probably send a legal challenge of Roe v. Wade to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The initiative would outlaw abortions but includes exceptions for rape, incest and pregnancies that threaten the life or health of the woman. Some voters said they wanted those exceptions when they rejected the tougher 2006 measure 56 percent to 44 percent.
Opponents say the new measure would jeopardize the patient-doctor relationship because physicians could be criminally charged for exceeding its bounds. They also argue that its exceptions are too narrowly defined and that it would force some women to carry an unhealthy fetus.
Leslee Unruh, the executive director of VoteYesForLife.com and the measure's main proponent, said it's legally sound.
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Friday, October 17, 2008
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Our Posterity should not be viewed as a "punishment," but a blessing!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
YOUR HEART WARMER FOR THE DAY!!
With the recent focus on Sarah Palin's baby boy, Trig - the outrageous statistic that nearly 90% of Down Syndrome babies are aborted, is starting to leak into the national consciousness.
Let us pray that America's hard heart for those with disabilities will begin to melt and that we
will extend legal protection to all pre-born humans, from fertilization through natural death.
VOTE YES ON Colorado's Amendment 48 !!!
This video of a Texas 2008 Homecoming Queen,
makes my day!
Monday, October 06, 2008
Thousands turn out for Race for the Cure
By By Julie Hutchinson, Special to the Rocky
Sunday, October 5, 2008
A river of pink flooded downtown Denver this morning as more than 60,000 people ran and walked in the 16th annual Komen Race for the Cure to support people affected by breast cancer.
Among the participants was North High School senior Salvador Sonola, one of 25 North ROTC students to turn out for the race. "It is a good thing to do this," he said. "People want to help."
Jessica King, 31, an Aurora librarian diagnosed with multiple sclerosis nine years ago, rode in a scooter. She took part in support of her mother in law, a breast cancer survivor.
Since the first race in Dallas in 1982, the Komen Race for the Cure has grown to 100 races nationwide, with more than 1.4 million participants expected.
Nearly 62,000 people participated in the 2007 Denver Race, one of the largest footraces in Colorado history. Funds raised go to cancer research and community outreach.
Race officials said 1,400 volunteers helped stage today's event.
© Rocky Mountain News
THIS PERTINENT COMMENT on the Rocky article about the SGK annual event, is worth pondering.
"Find a cure??? Why bother when 60,000 people are willing to make some scammer a zillionaire with bogus running events."
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
"Duty to Die" DICK LAMM'S LEGACY!!
Letter noting assisted suicide raises questions
By Susan Harding and KATU Web Staff
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Barbara Wagner has one wish - for more time.
"I'm not ready, I'm not ready to die," the Springfield woman said. "I've got things I'd still like to do."
Her doctor offered hope in the new chemotherapy drug Tarceva, but the Oregon Health Plan sent her a letter telling her the cancer treatment was not approved.
Instead, the letter said, the plan would pay for comfort care, including "physician aid in dying," better known as assisted suicide.
"I told them, I said, 'Who do you guys think you are?' You know, to say that you'll pay for my dying, but you won't pay to help me possibly live longer?' " Wagner said.
An unfortunate interpretation?
Dr. Som Saha, chairman of the commission that sets policy for the Oregon Health Plan, said Wagner is making an "unfortunate interpretation" of the letter and that no one is telling her the health plan will only pay for her to die.
But one critic of assisted suicide calls the message disturbing nonetheless.
"People deserve relief of their suffering, not giving them an overdose," said Dr. William Toffler.
He said the state has a financial incentive to offer death instead of life: Chemotherapy drugs such as Tarceva cost $4,000 a month while drugs for assisted suicide cost less than $100.
Saha said state health officials do not consider whether it is cheaper for someone in the health plan to die than live. But he admitted they must consider the state's limited dollars when dealing with a case such as Wagner's.
"If we invest thousands and thousands of dollars in one person's days to weeks, we are taking away those dollars from someone," Saha said.
But the medical director at the cancer center where Wagner gets her care said some people may have incredible responses to treatment.
Health plan hasn't evolved?
The Oregon Health Plan simply hasn't kept up with dramatic changes in chemotherapy, said Dr. David Fryefield of the Willamette Valley Cancer Center.
Even for those with advanced cancer, new chemotherapy drugs can extend life.
Yet the Oregon Health Plan only offers coverage for chemo that cures cancer - not if it can prolong a patient's life.
"We are looking at today's ... 2008 treatment, but we're using 1993 standards," Fryefield said. "When the Oregon Health Plan was created, it was 15 years ago, and there were not all the chemotherapy drugs that there are today."
Patients like Wagner can appeal a decision if they are denied coverage. Wagner appealed twice but lost both times.
However, her doctors contacted the pharmaceutical company, Genentech, which agreed to give her the medication without charging her. But doctors told us, that is unusual for a company to give away such an expensive medication.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
ANOTHER GLORY TO GOD PRAISE REPORT!!
―Our prayers have been answered.
Both sides have united and are working
together to bring Lauren home,‖ said
Randy Richardson, father of Lauren
Richardson, a 23 year-old Delaware
woman who suffered brain damage after
a heroin overdose in 2006. In a stunning
change of events that has caused jubila-
tion among local pro-lifers, Randy and
Lauren’s mother have agreed to remove
Lauren from the Arbors Rehabilitation
Center in New Castle in order to ―put her
Families Unite to Care for Lauren Richardson
out for Lauren and we give the glory to
Bess McAneny, president of the
Delaware Pro-life Coalition, who facili-
tated pro-life, legal, and personal con-
tacts with the Richardson family for the
past two years, is thrilled with the
news. ―This is a blessing from God
and I’d like to thank everyone for their
prayers and sacrifices and urge them to
continue to pray for Lauren’s healing.‖
EARTH TO COLORADO CONGRESSWOMAN DIANA DEGETTE!!
Leading Embryonic Stem Cell Researcher Shifts Focus to Ethical Alternatives
by Steven Ertelt
September 23, 2008
Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) -- Wisconsin scientist James Thomson is considered the father of embryonic stem cell research for isolating the first embryonic stem cell in 1998. Now comes the news that Thomson's two research companies are merging and planning to focus their energies on stem cells that don't involve the destruction of human life.
Thomson's team made headlines last year when he and a separate group of researchers from Japan were able to reprogram adult stem cells into an embryonic-like state.
The work with the induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, has been so exciting within the scientific community that some researchers suggest the use of embryonic stem cells, which have never helped human patients, may become obsolete.
Thomson still says he thinks embryonic stem cell research is needed until the new iPS cells are perfected.
"I personally believe that the future is in the (adult skin) cells," said Thomson, speaking during a press conference on Tuesday. "But the future is not here yet."
Thomson says his merged company is "moving rapidly" towards marketing the reprogrammed cells for use in other experiments and, one day, helping patients.
Wesley J. Smith, a leading bioethics author and attorney, said he was excited by the news that Thomson is moving in a more ethical and effective direction.
"I can't think of any more vivid example of the dramatic change in the scientific and political paradigms regarding stem cell research than James Thomson, the discoverer of human ESCs--moving away from embryonic stem cell field and into IPSCs," he said.
"We know why, of course. Cloning hasn't exactly panned out, besides which it would be far more contentious, dangerous for women due to egg procurement, complicated, and expensive. But IPSCs have really changed the paradigm," he explained.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, the head of the Susan B. Anthony List, also praised the news.
"This will certainly saves lives both of human embryos and of children and adults afflicted with various diseases because the real cures lie with adult stem cell breakthroughs," she told LifeNews.com.
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Monday, September 22, 2008
Global Institute dedicated to Down Syndrome
DENVER - When Sophia entered their lives, their mission became clear. They would devote their time and energy to creating the world's leading research and care center for people with Down Syndrome.
One family's mission is coming to fruition in Colorado.
The Anna and John J. Sie foundation is committing $34 million to establish the new Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado Denver's Anschutz Medical Campus. The institute will have the single research focus of eradicating the ill effects associated with Down Syndrome and will be the first to comprehensively address basic research, clinical research and clinical care all under one umbrella.
After years of due diligence and in the face of steady decreases in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for Down Syndrome, the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation decided that the best hope for real break-through and advocacy was a combined force made up of the University of Colorado Denver, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and The Children's Hospital in Aurora. Each organization has committed space, personnel and overhead to the Institute and it will be managed out of the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Anna and John J. Sie have high hopes for their granddaughter Sophia, born five years ago with Down Syndrome. Their family is determined to significantly enhance the lives of all people with Down Syndrome.
Chancellor M. Roy Wilson stated, "It has been a pleasure working with the Sie family in establishing this premier Institute here at the University of Colorado Denver. They bring a unique combination of philanthropy, family focus and business acumen to the table. The first $1 million in research grants that the Sie's supported in 2006 has already started to bear fruit. We are confident that insights that might be unimaginable today will soon be within our grasp due to the work of this Institute."
The Institute will aggressively recruit the best and brightest talent worldwide ? both inside and outside the field of Down Syndrome and is expected to grow into a $150 million organization within ten years with staff estimated at more than 160.
World-renowned neurologist, William C. Mobley, MD, PhD, has signed on as the Executive Director of the Institute and has been a life-long advocate for Down syndrome related research.
"One of the focuses of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down syndrome is to better understand ways to improve the cognitive ability of people with Down syndrome. We are going to do that by chasing down the genes that are responsible for the problems with cognition that happen in children" said Dr. Mobley, executive director of the Institute. "Through research and improved care, we can make it easier for them to go to school, make friends, have jobs, get married and ultimately live independently. We will help them live richer, fuller lives."
One in 733 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome. A chromosomal disorder caused by an extra chromosome, more specifically, the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome. The condition is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and an increased chance of various medical issues. An estimated 400,000 people in the United States have Down syndrome and millions more worldwide.
Leslie Leinwand, PhD, of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Denver has served as the Interim Director of the Linda Crnic Institute. She said, "The establishment of the Linda Crnic Institute by Anna and John J. Sie Foundation is a landmark event for research in Down syndrome. This Institute will attract the best and the brightest minds to Colorado to tackle this complex problem to work with our existing outstanding faculty.
"Sophia has been such a blessing in our lives and has led us to meet brilliant and huge hearted scientists such as Linda Crnic, Leslie Leinwand, Larry Gold and the wonderful new leaders at the University of Colorado and The Children's Hospital. It has given my wife, Anna, and I a whole new purpose in life and Sophia's parents, Michelle and Tom Whitten, have been laser focused on understanding what we can do better for not just Sophia but for generations of people with Down syndrome to come. We are grateful that the best place to effectuate real change and discovery happens to be in our own back yard," said John J. Sie.
WOW! "Biggest End of Chemo Party" indeed. Thank you to our new friends, the Millers for including us in this awesome event. Justin Miller was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma two years ago this week. After 15 months of being cancer free, Justin presented with a brain tumor and is currently in treatment again. He is a gorgeous child, a true survivor and just oozes life. Please pray for this special kiddo and his family. We look forward to getting to know them all better. We also had a chance to meet the infamous, and might I add adorable, Hope Halloway and her family. Hope is another little miracle that had Neuroblastoma and is CANCER FREE. We hope to hang out with the Halloway clan as well. We know these families have lots to teach us. Lessons their children have taught them and continue to teach us all. Lessons of what life is really about. Thanks be to God for the lessons we have already learned. You have know idea what life is really about until you are faced with the possibility of your child's death. Ok, now enough about that. We all had a ball and sweet Tuesday even stood on her own two legs and did a little dancing. Could she be any cuter?
How is Tuesday doing you ask?
Life has been so fine since coming home. Tuesday is feeling great, or at least deserves a Daytime Emmy for acting like she feels great. Her past cycle of chemotherapy is notorious for being particularly pukey. Not only did Tuesday not puke, but she managed to eat thru the entire course. Quite a feat for someone who yanked her own NG tube just a couple weeks ago. Ok, so she's eating like a toddler but, um, she IS a toddler so we are cutting her some slack. We have her on an organic diet (always did) with a smattering of McDonald's (gasp!) french fries.
It's been one big love fest around here since coming home. It feels so good to be back together. The girls have slipped right back in to twin-ness and Piper is proving to be quite the little mother hen. She makes sure Tuesday has every creature comfort she may need. Keeping her in Nuk's and blankies and snacks. Tuesday on the other hand spends most of her day trying to get a hold of Piper's new shoes. This is where the love ends. "MINE! MINE! MIIIIIINEEEEE!!!!!!", "NO! MINE SHOES!"
Spencer and Axel are fantastic big brothers and huge helps. And 5. And 7. And boys. Need I say more?
So where do we go from here?
Tuesday goes back in to Children's on Sept 29th for her 4th (of 6) round of chemo. If all goes well, we will be in-patient for 4 days. Aunt SuSu will be flying in from Atlanta to help out at home. Still taking things one day at a time. We remain full of hope. We remain ever thankful to a Loving God. We remain, more than ever, so proud to be Tuesday's mom and dad.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
"In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell
PERSONS OR PROBLEMS? COLORADO HAS TO CHOOSE!
By Judie Brown
At American Life League, we have spent nearly 30 years trying in every way we can to humanize the preborn baby, even when he is a single-cell zygote. We have challenged those who deny the personhood of the preborn to explain what precisely is different between the way their life began and the way every person's life begins. The response is usually something rather obtuse that translates into "Don't bother me with the truth." I am sure you know all about that type of intellectually stimulating argument.
So, I am encouraged when I tell you that my good friends at Colorado for Equal Rights are making a lot of headway in their campaign to amend the state constitution by clarifying that every human being, from his beginning, is a person. They have brought the truth out of the closet of political correctness.
But in the process, the enemies of human life have come out of the woodwork, and things are heating up in Colorado. Just yesterday, the Denver Post ran a rather interesting article focused on the individuals and organizations opposing Amendment 48. The article gives us a lot to think about because it provides the rhetorical mumbo-jumbo pro-aborts are using to try to defeat the personhood intitiative. It is nothing new, but perhaps it bears repeating, for those who constantly strive to develop pro-life apologetics that actually resonate in our current, declining culture.
One slogan on an anti-Amendment 48 T-shirt is "Women's health matters." The T-shirt is clearly designed to imply that pregnancy can make a mother very unhealthy, and that is why only the woman should have the "right to choose." The message subliminally asserts that pregnancy is a condition in need of treatment, and in the abortion world, the treatment of choice is abortion.
This is but one of the abortion cartel's frequently used fear tactics, as it denies the reality that the preborn child's health matters too. If abortion advocates thought about that, they would agree to personhood. If they considered the obvious truth – that a just society respects and nurtures mother and child equally – they would end their association with the culture of death.
A law student wearing the T-shirt at an anti-Amendment 48 rally told the Denver Post that if the proposed amendment passed, "This would be a huge step backward. I want to be part of that never happening again."
Her comment conjures up images of a time when, supposedly, all sorts of dreadful things happened to expectant mothers. Moreover, it attempts to justify the current legal system's denial that the preborn child is a person and the notion that a woman and her doctor are entitled to decide whether to allow a pregnancy to continue.
Her statement also sets forth the principle of dehumanization. The Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton Supreme Court cases denied that babies in the womb are persons, thus dehumanizing them. Naturally, the pro-aborts subscribe to that mentality, based solely on arguments of contrived personal rights and legal precedent.
The newspaper reporter never addresses the result of abortion and what that act does to the second person involved in the pregnancy, because that is not on her agenda. Apparently, she was not committed to querying the T-shirt-wearing student about the substance of Amendment 48 which is, after all, personhood.
In the ongoing debate regarding abortion and whether or not the law should protect it, we frequently witness mothers being pitted against their babies, as though they were mortal enemies. This sort of tactic, of course, has tragic results, which we have witnessed time and time again. The human suffering caused by abortion is unfathomable.
According to pro-lifer Michele Jackson, writing about the problem of abortion in the black community,
The women suffering abortion in silence, and their dead children, are a part of our community in staggering numbers. We have the job of rallying the community to stop the killing of our children. We have the job of rallying the community to find better solutions to pregnancy than killing the baby, than pitting mother against child.
Jackson is correct, but the pro-aborts will have no part of that argument. As far as many of them are concerned, abortion is the demonic "sacrament" of the culture of death and, as such, must never be infringed upon in any way.
This is why we also hear the argument that only a woman can decide and that she is, after all, in control of her own body. What this argument fails to acknowledge is that once she is with child, she is in control of the bodies of two human beings, to the extent that anyone is actually in control of life.
Everyone knows that the U.S. Supreme Court itself, in its 1973 abortion decisions, made it perfectly clear that if personhood were ever established, the Roe and Doe decisions would crumble. Thus, our opponents will do all within their power to attack the very idea that the preborn child is a human being who has an inherent right to be recognized as a person. This is why they are compelled to stay on message, deny the existence of a living human being and demand that the so-called right to choose be enshrined as a constitutional right. These fanatical individuals are committed to an agenda that cannot admit the humanity of the preborn child.
As barbaric as this may sound to those of us who understand the real identity of the child within, we are dealing with abortion devotees who have their heart set on the freedom to kill at will under cover of law and with the full agreement of politicians. This is the lesson we must remember every time we hear arguments against personhood, be it in Colorado or anywhere else.
Our opponents are scared to death of babies. They cannot admit the obvious. When we focus on personhood, they get out their bag of deceptions and expect everyone to fall in line, for fear of losing something if they don't.
Something has already been lost, my friends, and that something is honesty. It does not matter what you call the human being whose life begins at the beginning; he is still what he was before the denial set in. In the past 35 years, our nation has relegated a person's status prior to birth to that of an "issue," "political hot potato" and other such nonsense. We have, for the most part, avoided focusing on the facts and have instead preferred polite conversation about opinions and religious beliefs.
The result is too bloody for me to think about. This is why Amendment 48 is such an urgent matter.
Colorado is facing a watershed moment in the history of the human race. The voters in that state will make a crucial choice: Affirm human dignity or affirm the cruelest act of child abuse ever to be decriminalized in a civilized nation.
Judie Brown is president of American Life League and a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
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WHERE LEGALIZED ABORTION HAS LED THE U.S. !!
Newborn Baby Found Alive in Trash Can at Phoenix Middle School
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Phoenix police are investigating the discovery of a newborn found alive in a trash can at a Phoenix school.
Police said a school administrator discovered the baby boy screaming inside the garbage can Tuesday afternoon with his umbilical cord still attached.
The baby seemed to be in excellent condition. He also appeared to have been carried to full term, said Capt. Victor Rangel, a Phoenix Fire Department spokesman.
Emergency crews took the newborn to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. The baby has since been placed in custody with state Child Protective Services, said Sgt. Andy Hill, a Phoenix police spokesman.
Phoenix police said the 14-year-old mother gave birth to the child inside the administration building at Osborn Middle School.
The Phoenix Fire Department later located the mother at a nearby apartment and she was taken to a hospital in good condition, Hill said.
Due to the abandonment of the baby in a life threatening situation, investigators will do a possible child abuse report and submit it to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review, Hill said.
Monday, September 15, 2008
ALWAYS THE RIGHT TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING!!
Please weigh in on this so called Quandary!
'Personhood' poses quandary
Anti-abortion groups split over Amendment 48
By David Montero - Rocky Mountain News
Monday, September 15, 2008
Supporters of the "Personhood Amendment" on the Nov. 4 ballot argue its strength rests in its simplicity - a mere 43 words in one sentence.
, calling it poorly worded and predicting it would open a Pandora's Box of legal questions that could clog up the legislative process and courtrooms for years.
Amendment 48 might be one of the most controversial items on Colorado's lengthy ballot.
In short, it would amend the state constitution to define personhood as beginning at the moment of conception - when a human egg is fertilized. That fertilized egg - or person, as advocates say - would enjoy all the protections of the state constitution, including inalienable rights, equality of justice and due process, supporters say.
While those who predictably support abortion rights line up against the measure, it has fractured the usually rock-solid line of those who oppose abortion. Among them are Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput and Republican Senate candidate Bob Schaffer. Also not supporting it is National Right to Life.
Their reasoning closely hews to Schaffer's logic.
"He believes it would ultimately set the pro-life cause back because it would not meet judicial tests and would be struck down," said Schaffer's campaign manager Dick Wadhams.
And the Catholic bishops of Colorado said in a statement that while they "admire the goals" of Amendment 48 "it does not provide a realistic opportunity for ending or even reducing abortions in Colorado."
Encouraging a yes vote
However, the political arm of Focus on the Family has chosen to encourage people to vote for it.
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